Eighty-five percent of security professionals think software-as-a-service misconfiguration is one of the highest risks facing companies today, according to a new report. Israeli cybersecurity company Adaptive Shield surveyed information security professionals in the US, England, and Canada.
The study found that companies assess security of their SaaS applications less frequently as the number of apps employees use increases. “Growth seems to cause security teams to lose control over their SaaS environment security,” the report warned.
Half of individuals polled said their company uses “less-trained staff” outside of the responsibility of security departments. While 60% of companies express concern over their apps’ security, only a quarter perform weekly security checks.
The report polled 300 information security professionals at companies with more than 500 employees. Nearly a quarter of survey participants (23%) are employed in banking, financial services, or the insurance industry.